Compare law between Ontario and Minnesota
The class will meet for eight days in Toronto and will consist of lectures and discussion to address the differences and similarities in the development, history and practice of law in Ontario, and when appropriate, references to Minnesota and American law.
June 22–29, 2019
Grades will be based upon the successful completion of a comparative research paper. Topics to be covered include Canada’s history, and its social economic and legal development, its constitution, important legislation, the impact of the common law and the civil law traditions on the development of the legal system in Ontario and its influence on the practice of law in Canada. Special attention will be devoted to the Canadian Court System and to Ontario’s judicial structure.
These two sessions will be lecture and student discussion. The class will have visits, presentations, and conversations with lawyers and judges with sessions focused on topics such as trials and courts, criminal law and law enforcement, prosecution and public defenders, family and relationship law, intellectual property and artificial intelligence law, company/corporation and business law, legislative and administrative law, labor law, aboriginal and indigenous law, constitutional and human rights law, regional and provincial law, and international trade law.
Tuition for Mitchell Hamline students is $1600/credit for summer 2019.
- Airfare: $540
- Housing: $1,200
- Food: $400